INFOS FOR YOUR STAY
Tips to know before arriving at
" La Mia Toscana "
The two country houses of La Mia Toscana are located
on the hills of the province of Pisa, only 1, ½
km away from each other, both 40 km from Pisa
Airport and 80 km from Florence Airport
The nearest train station is in Pontedera (the train stop
is called “Pontedera-Casciana Terme”), only 18 km.
Form Pontedera bus station in front
of the train station you can take a bus to the nearest
village called La Rosa spending 2 euro one-way. By bus
you can reach Volterra spending 2,80 euro one way. In
weekdays and on Saturdays runs are regular during the
Spa centre is only at 15 km in Casciana Terme. Open everyday all day, Sunday
only in the morning.
places to see
Pisa 40 km – Lucca 60 km, Firenze 80 km, Volterra
25 km, San Gimignano 35 km, Siena 75 km, Vinci 50 km
known medieval villages
Peccioli, Terricciola, Lajatico, within
5 km / Casciana Terme, Lari, Palaia within 20 km / Montecatini Val di Cecina,
San Miniato, Vicopisano within 30 km …
museums and other attractions in the surrounding: Etruscan Museum Peccioli
/ The ancient tower of Friederich II in San Miniato, Castle in Lari and its dungeons
/ Dinosaurs museum in Peccioli, for the kids / the setting of the Theatre of Silence
by Andrea Bocelli, in Lajatico / the Ancient cupper mine in Montecatini Val di
Cecina and the museum of the miners, astronomical observatory near Peccioli /
Etruscan graves in Terricciola / Ceramic laboratories in Vicopisano. Pls ask for
the timetables and prices.
and food production.
Cheese factories, pasta factories, wineries,
olive mills, truffles products factories, pasta factories, pastry and chocolate
workshops. Pls ask for a guided visit and tasting.
Especially in the weekends: May cherry festival
in Lari, June strawberry festival in Terricciola, September wine festival
in Terricciola, July/August many medieval and food festivals in Volterra,
September quarters festival of Peccioli, November truffle festival
in San Miniato, and many more.
Taxi or Bus?
We always suggest to hire a car if
you want to travel round and visit places. The two houses are in the countryside,
on top of a hill. Shops and restaurants are easily reachable by car and this is
the best way to spend your time in this area, especially for longer periods of
time. A car/minivan can be rented at the airports of Pisa and Florence and also
from Pontedera train station. Just ask us and we can book it for you.
can also book a taxi service for your transfers.
you have a car, don’t forget to keep the lights on when driving on motorways
and highways. The blue parking spaces are upon payment of a fee, the white ones
are free, but some white parking places in big cities such as Pisa or Florence
can be reserved for the residents. (It. “riservato ai residenti”)
If you don’t feel comfortable driving a car,
we are happy to help you in renting bikes and scooters,
and even the fashion vespa mopeds. We can also book a chauffeured
car for your transfers.
If you wish to visit museums in Florence, like the Uffizi, David
by Michelangelo, Medici Chapels, Boboli Garden etc..or in Pisa and its Leaning
Tower, S. Matteo museum, Cathedral etc.., we suggest you to book at least 3 days
in advance. We can book it for you.
The nearest Supermarket is Coop in La Rosa, just 3 km away and it’s open
from Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm, and on Friday
and Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm.
Another Supermarket close by is in Capannoli,
called Conad, 10 km away. Open from Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm.
Fresh bread on Sunday morning is to find in Selvatelle, 5 km away Panificio il
In Pontedera and in the other villages around you will find many
little food shops open from 8 to 1 and from 4 to 8.
restaurants of the farm house are only open if the minimum number of guests is
There are about 10 restaurants close by within a distance of 10
km. The closest is in La Rosa, 3 km. you will find very simple and genuine restaurants,
traditional pizzerias, Tuscan modern style restaurants.
Local street food markets
from 8 a.m.
Info and Emergency calls: 0039 0587 672088
– 0039 329 6168473